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The Gulag Archipelago

By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2018

Seller ID: 9781784871512

ISBN: 1784871516

Condition: New


WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON 'Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the st... View more info

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Dreams From My Father [used book]

By: Barack Obama

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: 1921351438

ISBN: 1921351438

Condition: Good


In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father - a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man - has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey - first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life... View more info

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Hayden : An Autobiography [used book]

By: Bill Hayden

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1996

Seller ID: 020718769X

ISBN: 020718769X

Condition: Good


Bill Hayden is widely considered to be the best man never to have become Prime Minister of Australia. His is the archetypal Aussie battler's story. The son of working class Queensland parents, he was no stranger to difficult times and economic hardship. After beginning his working life as a policeman, he went on to gain a higher education by external studies, while working for the Labor Party and policies in which he fervently believed. His highest aspiration, to become the country's leader, was surrendered on the day the 1983 elections were called, when he handed over the Labor Leadership to ... View more info

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JIGSAW : The Biography of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen : Statesman - Not Politician [used book]

By: Derek Townsend

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Sneyd and Morley: 1983

Seller ID: 0949344001

ISBN: 0949344001

Condition: Good


Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, born in 1911, has been Premier of Queensland since 1968. He is one of the most powerful and controversial politicians, having always attracted a barrage of media coverage that has labelled him many unpleasant things such as 'the kick-them-down preacher, A Chicago style tough guy or, with somewhat less extremity, Man of Steel. Kinder views have headlined him Like a warm-hearted uncle, A gentle gentlemanand A man who deserves to stay at the top. And Joh (as most people call him) has stayed at the top, gaining political power, acceptance and recognition not only in Aust... View more info

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Mandela : The Authorised Portrait [used book]

By: Edited by Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2006

Seller ID: 1741248930

ISBN: 1741248930

Condition: Good


This handsome volume, with more than 400 photographs—including never before published material from private collections—is the only authorised biography of arguably the greatest man of our times. Superbly designed, and interspersed with stunning double spread photographs, it includes extensive interviews with family members, close friends, colleagues and many of the world’s leading figures in all walks of life. Written by a team of distinguished writers and interviewers from a shortlist of award winning journalists, this is a fitting tribute to a man whose courage and more authority ... View more info

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Goss : A Political Biography [used book][hard to get]

By: Jamie Walker

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1995

Seller ID: 070222720X

ISBN: 070222720X

Condition: Good


Paperback in better than good condition. Despite his high national profile, and his even higher voter approval rating, Wayne Goss remains one of the least understood politicians in the country. This book not only tells his story, but also gives an account of post-National Party Queensland and the new groups holding power in the 1990s. View more info

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I Am Malala : The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban [used book]

By: Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 2013

Seller ID: 0297870920

ISBN: 0297870920

Condition: Good


I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in Northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At si... View more info

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Becoming

By: Michelle Obama

Price: $49.99  $29.95

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2018

Seller ID: 9780241334140

ISBN: 0241334144

Condition: New


An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and stan... View more info

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Son of Hamas, A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices [used book]

By: Mosab Hassan Yousef

Price: $8.00

Publisher: USA, Tyndale Entertainment: 2011

Seller ID: 1414333080

ISBN: 1414333080

Condition: Good


Son of Hamas is now available with an all-new chapter about events since the book's release such as the revelation of Mosab's Israeli intelligence handler's true identity, and Homeland Security's effort to deport the author.Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when ... View more info

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No Job for a Woman

By: Sallyanne Atkinson

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9780702254116

ISBN: 0702254118

Condition: New


"Sallyanne Atkinson AO has been a leader in political and business life for over four decades. A trailblazer for working mothers, she built a high-profile national career while raising five children. No Job for a Woman takes us from Sallyanne's wartime childhood in Sri Lanka to her first jobs as a journalist and TV personality. Driven to make a difference in her community, she entered local politics and went on to become the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane. For the first time, Sallyanne shares the challenges and triumphs of a life devoted to public service in Australia and abroad, includin... View more info